October 16, 2013 |
"Lecture on Nothing," which is published in John Cage's "Silence," is a classic, studied and often recited. One of its much-quoted lines is "I have nothing to say and I am saying and that is poetry as I need it. " The conductor Robert Spano read the lecture at the 2006 Ojai Festival, as the director Peter Sellars once did at the Salzburg Festival, slowly savoring every instant. But what Cage called a composed lecture didn't always go down so easily. The composer first delivered the 40-minute lecture - which is structured like a piece of music, with pauses and repetitions - at the painter Robert Motherwell's 8th St. Artist's Club in Manhattan in 1950.
October 7, 2013 |
Ed Orgeron continues to put his stamp on USC's program. The Trojans' interim coach -- who reopened practices to the media, brought desserts back to the training table and let players coach in a "Trojan Bowl" scrimmage during the bye week -- eliminated nearly all music from practices except for during a few periods. "The music creates a little energy," Orgeron said, "but I like them to hear us coaching. " Orgeron also stripped quarterbacks of the yellow jerseys they have traditionally donned to warn against contact.
October 7, 2013 |
Off her meds and off to reveal the truth about the deadly bombing at CIA headquarters, bipolar case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) finds herself isolated and institutionalized in Episode 302 ("Uh... Oh... Ah... ") of Showtime's "Homeland. " Scapegoated in a CIA misinformation campaign, Carrie is determined to clear her name and save the life of Nick Brody (Damian Lewis), the target of a global manhunt after the Langley explosion. "I'm under attack," Carrie exclaims to a skeptical newspaper reporter (Fiona Choi)
October 5, 2013 |
The home stands are packed at Santa Ana Stadium, where Anaheim Servite is about to take on unbeaten Concord De La Salle, the #1-ranked team in California. A moment of silence was observed for George Dena, the head football coach at Servite from 1961 to 1971 and created the school's signature "Hut Drill. " Dena died September 20 at the age of 75.
September 27, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Breaking a silence of more than three decades between the leaders of the United States and Iran, President Obama on Friday called President Hassan Rouhani to express confidence that the two can find a "comprehensive solution" to their nuclear standoff and begin restoring the nations' damaged relationship. Hoping to boost a new round of talks, Obama called Rouhani as the Iranian was driving to the airport after a week at the United Nations. Leaders of the two nations had not spoken since Iran's 1979 revolution, when militants took 52 Americans hostage and held them for 444 days.
September 25, 2013 |
Lamar Odom, who has remained silent during the recent rumors about drug use and his Aug. 30 arrest for allegedly driving under the influence, has broken his silence with a few tweets criticizing his father and defending his wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom, and the Kardashian family. The tweets appear to be in response to an interview Odom's father, Joe, gave to radaronline criticizing the Kardashians and blaming them for his son's misfortunes. "They brought him down," Joe Odom told the website.